COVID-19 Relief: Your Employee Retention Credit Questions Answered

2021-01-15T09:57:42-06:00January 15th, 2021|COVID-19, SMALL BUSINESS|

The Employee Retention Credit—enacted as part of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act—helps employers whose businesses have suffered financially as a result of COVID-19 to keep employees on their payrolls. It’s one of several provisions in the act aimed at keeping people employed through the economic downturn. The legislative changes passed at [...]

Nationally Ranked CPA and Advisory Firm Carr, Riggs & Ingram (CRI) Welcomes 31 New Partners

2021-01-14T11:05:35-06:00January 14th, 2021|PRESS RELEASES|

ENTERPRISE, AL., January 14, 2021 - Top 25 CPA and advisory firm Carr, Riggs & Ingram, LLC (CRI) has named 31 new partners. "At CRI, we recognize that in our profession, we are considered leaders. Our partner group as well as our staff truly reflect our ability to stand at the forefront of our industry. [...]

CRI RALEIGH – Scott Bailey: Top 10 Tips for Conducting a Hemp Business Transaction

2021-01-13T13:42:07-06:00January 13th, 2021|Around Town|

CRI Partner Scott Bailey will be presenting the Top 10 Tips for Conducting a Hemp Business Transaction with the Texas Hemp Growers Association on February 2, 2021. Scott and Richard Cheng will go over some of the concerns and questions for farmers and business owners when it comes to the accounting and legal sides of [...]

Yes, Operational Planning Is Still Important


With the memory of the most disruptive year in modern history still fresh in our minds, it can be tempting to throw up your hands and say, “What’s the use of planning?” But here’s the thing: When the dust settles, the companies best positioned for the COVID era will prove to be those that entered [...]

Xero expands Partnership with Carr, Riggs & Ingram to Support Accounting and Advisory Services for Businesses

2021-01-12T15:44:10-06:00January 12th, 2021|Around Town|

January 12, 2021 — Xero, the global small business platform, today announced it has extended its relationship with Carr, Riggs & Ingram CPAs and Advisors (CRI), one of the top 25 nationally ranked full-service accounting and advisory firms that serves more than 100,000 clients across the United States. CRI will expand its use of the [...]

Does Your Home Office Qualify for a Tax Deduction?

2021-01-12T11:35:30-06:00January 12th, 2021|INDIVIDUAL TAX|

With so many business owners working from home this year, it’s important to remember how the home office deduction might apply to designated workspaces within your residence. Who Qualifies The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act suspended the “business use of home” deduction from 2018 through 2025 for employees, which means that if your sole source of income [...]

The Consolidated Appropriations Act (CAA) Includes COVID-19 Relief to Individuals

2021-01-11T14:38:42-06:00January 11th, 2021|COVID-19, INDIVIDUAL TAX|

Congress passed, and the President signed, the nearly 5,600-page Consolidated Appropriations Act (CAA), which includes COVID-19 and economic relief. The CAA includes over $900 billion in wide-ranging COVID-19 and economic relief. We’ve compiled some of the key provisions that affect individuals and their tax situations: Direct Payments of $600 to Americans Individuals making up to [...]

Shutting Down a Business? Updated Resources Available from IRS

2021-01-08T12:24:03-06:00January 8th, 2021|BUSINESS TAX|

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to threaten the lives and livelihoods of people around the world, many entrepreneurs are realizing that they will have to close some operations in order to focus efforts on the businesses most likely to outlast the pandemic. With so many American businesses facing the need to wind down, the IRS [...]

Lending Money to Family? Be Sure to Stay on the Right Side of the IRS

2021-01-07T12:09:35-06:00January 7th, 2021|INDIVIDUAL PLANNING, INDIVIDUAL TAX|

In times of need, family steps up. It’s just what you do. But beware: While loaning money to family might seem like a good idea, if not properly executed, an intrafamily loan can lead to unexpected taxable income, gift tax, or both. Here are five tips to help avoid any unwelcome tax surprises: Document everything. [...]

Top 25 Nationally Ranked Carr, Riggs & Ingram (CRI) Expands Operations in Alabama

2021-01-07T07:29:52-06:00January 7th, 2021|PRESS RELEASES|

CRI Merges Mobile-Based Firm Russell Thompson Butler & Houston, LLP ENTERPRISE, Ala., January 7, 2021 - Top 25 nationally ranked CPA and advisory firm Carr, Riggs & Ingram, LLC (CRI) has increased its presence in the state of Alabama, expanding its locations to serve clients in Mobile and along the Alabama Gulf Coast through the [...]

Updates to the Long-Anticipated Compliance Supplement Addendum

2021-01-06T16:34:08-06:00January 6th, 2021|GOVERNMENTS, HEALTHCARE|

On December 23, 2020, the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) released the long-anticipated Compliance Supplement Addendum, which contains information specific to several federal programs. These programs include COVID-19-related funding for both entirely new and existing programs updated in the four funding acts enacted during 2020 in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, including the CARES [...]

Nationally Ranked CPA and Advisory Firm Carr, Riggs & Ingram (CRI) to Host Cash Protection Webinar for Construction Organizations

2021-01-06T09:57:07-06:00January 6th, 2021|PRESS RELEASES|

ENTERPRISE, AL., January 6, 2021 - Carr, Riggs & Ingram (CRI) has announced a free webinar entitled, "Surviving in a Tough Economy: Cash Protection Strategies During an Economic Downturn," featuring CRI Partners Larry May and R. A. Bobbi Hayes. This webinar will take place on Wednesday, Jan. 27, 2021, at 10:00 a.m. This live webinar will [...]

Nationally-Ranked CPA and Advisory Firm Carr, Riggs & Ingram (CRI) Prepares to Host CPE-Eligible Cybersecurity Webinar

2021-01-05T11:25:00-06:00January 5th, 2021|PRESS RELEASES|

ENTERPRISE, AL., January 5, 2021 - Carr, Riggs & Ingram (CRI) has announced the second installment of the free webinar series entitled, "Gone Phishing: Don't Fail the Test Against Social Engineering," featuring CRI's Director of IT Audits and Assurance, David Mills, and CRI Partner Tyler Mills. This webinar will take place on Wednesday, Feb. 3, 2021, [...]

Top 25 Firm Carr, Riggs & Ingram (CRI) Prepares to Host CARES Act Compliance Webinar

2021-01-05T11:27:40-06:00January 5th, 2021|PRESS RELEASES|

ENTERPRISE, AL, January 5, 2021 - Carr, Riggs & Ingram (CRI) has announced a complimentary webinar entitled, "COVID/CARES Act: How to Account For It and Pass the Single Audit," featuring CRI Partner and Healthcare Industry Line Leader Bryan Hall and Partner April Shuping. This webinar will take place on Tuesday, January 19, 2021, at 10:00 [...]

Preparing for Third-Party Payer Audits


Thanks to the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act, hundreds of billions of dollars have flowed into the U.S. healthcare system, providing a much-needed salve to begin healing wounds inflicted by COVID-19. Unfortunately, along with those funds comes the very real possibility of an audit. All providers that receive a total of $10,000 [...]

CRI RALEIGH – Scott Bailey: The Texas Hemp Show Podcast

2021-01-04T12:02:24-06:00January 4th, 2021|Around Town|

CRI Raleigh Partner Scott Bailey recently appeared as a guest on The Texas Hemp Show podcast. In their 15th episode of the inaugural season for The Texas Hemp Show, Scott and Russell Dowden discuss research grants, opportunities in the hemp industry, challenges they have had during the pandemic year, and how the market recovered from some [...]

Recent Stimulus Includes Important Provisions for Provider Relief Funds

2020-12-31T10:41:27-06:00December 31st, 2020|COVID-19, HEALTHCARE|

When the President signed the Consolidated Appropriations Act (CAA) into law, several key provisions immediately affected health care providers: Provider Relief Fund Providers are now allowed to calculate lost revenue based upon initial guidance issued in June 2020. The Act states -  “Provider may calculate such lost revenues using the Frequently Asked Questions guidance released [...]

New COVID-19 Relief Provisions for Individuals and Businesses

2021-01-06T07:47:14-06:00December 30th, 2020|BUSINESS TAX, COVID-19, INDIVIDUAL TAX|

In the waning days of 2020, the latest of a series of COVID relief provisions were signed into law. This most recent round of stimulus and tax relief was tied to the Consolidated Appropriation Act. Not only does this bill provide additional economic aid in response to the pandemic, but it also avoids a federal [...]

IRS Extends Deadline for Providing Health Coverage Info to Covered Individuals

2020-12-29T12:52:03-06:00December 29th, 2020|BUSINESS TAX|

Businesses that provide health care coverage to employees have extra time to provide 2020 health coverage information to covered individuals. The IRS has announced in Notice 2020-76 that it will extend the due date by which insurers, self-insuring employers, applicable large employers, and certain other providers of minimum essential coverage must furnish to individuals the 2020 [...]

COVID-19 Relief Package – Does it Impact State and Local Governments?

2020-12-28T14:26:58-06:00December 28th, 2020|COVID-19, GOVERNMENTS, STATE & LOCAL TAX|

After months of negotiating, Congress has passed a new COVID relief package, which will provide approximately $900 billion of additional pandemic aid. Although first glance may lead one to assume that the new bill has no direct impact on states and local governments, several key items were included in the most recent legislation: Coronavirus Relief [...]